Grilled Steak with Mushroom Tarragon Cream Sauce

Grilled Steak with Mushroom Tarragon Cream Sauce
Recipe by Dragon

Serves: 2

Yesterday was the first day I've been able to spend at home just relaxing in a long time. I thought I would treat myself to one of my favourite meals. Grilled steak with a Mushroom Tarragon Cream sauce served with my herb-roasted potatoes and a fresh cucumber and tomato salad. It was a wonderful treat.

I had planned to go out for a long walk after lunch but the weather had other plans. The sky became dark, the thunder began to roll and the clouds opened up with a strong downpour. So, I crawled into my bed, listened to the rain beating against my window and took a long nap instead.

It was a great day.

2 steaks
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 shallot, chopped
1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1/3 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup whipping cream, room temperature
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
Salt and Pepper to taste

1. Preheat your grill to medium/high. Season the steaks with salt and pepper.

2. Grill the steaks until they are done to your liking. Take the steaks off the grill and allow them to rest on a plate tented with foil.

3. In a saucepan combine half of the butter, shallots and mushrooms over medium heat. Cook until the shallots are translucent.

4. Add the wine and lemon juice and cook for another 3 minutes until the wine is reduced by half.

5. Add any juices from the reserved steaks, cream and tarragon. Cook for another minute.

6. Add the last bit of butter and cook until it has melted into the sauce.

7. Taste the sauce and season it with salt and pepper.

8. Serve sauce, spooned over each steak.


eatingclubvancouver_js said...


The plans of mice and men. . .and who's to say that the second plan wasn't better than the first?

The mushroom-tarragon sauce looks great, and I do espy that tomato cucumber salad looking dandy in the corner as well. Would you believe I don't think I've ever had a cream sauce with steak before? I've never made one either. That's something that has to be remedied.

TS of eatingclub vancouver said...

Wow! A nap!!! =)

Emily said...

Sounds like a good day to me. :)
All I ever need is a full belly and a good nap. Maybe a glass of wine.
Send some rain to us!

Anonymous said...

First of all delicious...just beautiful. But I am so jealous of the summer rain. We never have that here!

Srivalli said... wonderful to crawl up like that!!..sounds great..not to mention your pictures..they look fabulous...

Srivalli said...

just had a look at all your posts...the pictures are coming job!

Anonymous said...

My husband would love this! And I just saw your pesto post. My basil is also growing wildly this year, and I'm going to be making a huge batch of pesto later today.

Adam said...

You really have a way with recipes, Dragon. You took steak... which is great on it's own... and took it to another level. That sauce screams "Why are you still staring, eat me dude". Oh, I will. I will :)

Lore said...

That's one gorgeous and positively mouthwatering photo! Great treat for a day off :)

Thistlemoon said...

I am not generally a steak person, but I could eat that sauce right out of a bowl! Yum!

♥ mesa para 4 said...

What a great day, I´m tired of the sun already...
That steak is incredable I think i coul eat 3 like that...
Amazing photos, once again.
From Portugal with love

Dragon said...

js: I'm thinking the nap was the best choice. Good eye on the salad. I'll be showcasing the salad later this week.

ts: Yay for naps!

emiline: Now why didn't I think of a glass of wine!

noble: I'm all done with the rain so I'll try to coax it over to you.

srivalli: Thanks!

madam: I hope you like it too.

adam: Enjoy, babe!

lore: I couldn't eat this rich every day but if you can't treat yourself once in a while, what's the point of good food. Right?

jen: I must admit, I did lick the side of the bowl. :)

mesa: You have a great appetite!

test it comm said...

That steak looks so good covered in that mnushroom sauce.

Lo said...

You have been busy. Making beautiful things.

I love tarragon, but don't use it half as often as I'd like. This is another lovely idea to file in my stash.

Great photos, as usual!

whall said...

This one I think I'm putting on my list for the next week or so. And who knew - FOIL? That probably fixes half my problems by itself.

Dragon said...

Kevin: Looks good but tastes great.

lo: Thanks, babe.

Whall: Let me know how it works out for you.

Unknown said...

wat's not to love about this. steak n creamy mushroom sauce. yumminy yumminy yum

Anonymous said...

bookmarking this! Absolutely my kind of dish.

Jeanne said...

Oh, you have just described my dream day at home :) Steak looks perfect, as does the sauce!

Lady Jane Scarlett said...

You make me want to stay at home and just cook. I haven't been over here in awhile and everything new looks delicious! :)

Susan said...

That's a beautifully elegant mushroom sauce. Tarragon is such an aromatic and unique herb.

I'm all for a nap in the afternoon. Good enough for Churchill, good enough for us. : )

Dragon said...

rita: Love at first site. :)

oneshotbeyond: Thanks!

jeanne: It was a great day!

ljs: You are always welcome, my friend.

Susan: Agreed!

Anonymous said...

i made this tonight and the sauce was so good. i didnt have steak but i did have porkchops. really good and tender.

Unknown said...

Toronto here - I started growing tarragon in my herb garden this year I really had no idea what I could use it for? I have my first tarragon creation!!! Doing this tomorrow, We're getting some blustery rains today too, very much needed. Tomorrow is suppose to be marvelous - sirloin is marinating now in some Worstershire & soya with garlic and tyhme from my garden.......

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